SYNLAB UK & Ireland:

(Six Sigma Black Belt) Process Improvement Consultant

  • Fixed Term
  • Permanent
  • Central London

SYNLAB are a progressive and expanding organisation that provide a range of services in the clinical diagnostics sector. Because of growth, we have an opportunity for a Process Improvement Consultant (Six Sigma Black Belt) to join the team.

In order to be successful, the post holder must possess Black Belt Six Sigma qualification and have experience in delivering business improvement projects at Black Belt Level in an NHS/Hospital or pathology environment.

Key responsibilities:

The primary focus for this person is to work with our partners on the design, development and delivery of a complex programme, utilising lean and six sigma methodology as appropriate.  Furthermore, you will play an integral part in ensuring the management, analysis and communication of key management information to various stakeholders, to enable the project to be monitored and performance tracked:

Other duties include:

  • Lead the definition and delivery of large business improvement projects through the application of Lean, Six Sigma and project management tools
  • Assist with the definition of potential projects to support the future growth of the business by identifying, quantifying and comparing potential projects, and playing an active role in the prioritisation process
  • Actively identify potential risks & issues relating to the delivery of projects and manage a resolution process in a timely manner, escalating major issues
  • Deliver training and provide mentoring support for Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Root Cause Analysis, 5S, Kaizen and workshop facilitation techniques, being an exemplar of all of these skills

Essential skills:

  • Possesses Black Belt Six Sigma qualification
  • Track record of delivering business improvement projects at Black Belt Level
  • Experience of working with and influencing stakeholders at a senior manager level in the NHS
  • Knowledge of national guidelines and protocols relating to pathology
  • Working knowledge of pathology disciplines, logistics and community services
  • Track record of understanding process flow of laboratory operations
  • Track record of delivering complex project from initiation phase through to project closure
  • Has strong knowledge of UKAS and other regulatory body requirements for laboratories
  • Proven stakeholder management and communication skills
  • Experience in system configuration, testing and documentation
  • Leadership skills required to modernise the service, including visioning, creation of high-performance teams
  • Strong financial management abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders and employees at all levels
  • High degree of computer literacy, particularly able to use Microsoft 365 tools including Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, and other communications software
  • Self-motivated, resilient, independent and discrete – able to maintain personal effectiveness by managing self in the face of pressure, set-backs or when dealing with provocative situations

How to apply:

If you are interested in this role and have the skills, experience and behaviours we are looking for, please follow the link to apply. If this job isn’t right for you but you are looking for a new position, please keep check our website for future opportunities.

Please note that we reserve the right to close any adverts once we have received a sufficient number of applications. If you decide to apply for this post but do not hear back from us within two weeks of your application, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

Synlab UK & Ireland is a committed equal opportunities employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable UK employment law.

About us:

SYNLAB UK & Ireland work closely with clinicians, hospitals, occupational health providers and clinical researchers to provide a complete pathology offering.

We operate in increasingly diverse environments which is reflected in our workforce, clients, customers, suppliers, communities and partners. We believe an inclusive workplace culture is the best way to source, attract and retain diverse and talented people, and create a sustainable, high-performing workforce.

We believe our staff is vital to the principle of making a positive difference to healthcare, therefore, we promote a culture of continuous personal development where scientists and staff have the support and resources to acquire new skills and build their careers through learning and development opportunities, coaching and clear career pathways.

We promote an open and collaborative culture where leaders act as role models and facilitate a two-way communication, engage with staff and stakeholders transparently and actively encourage feedback and suggestions.

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